Core i5-6600K vs Core i5-2500K – 2D Performance

There is a variety of customer groups in need of as much processing power as possible. Especially in the field of content creation, which includes editing pictures and videos or even rendering a complex scenery with beautiful effects, performance improvements quickly translate into higher income by the end of the month. With this series of articles we’re going to compare two processors. The CPUs tested are being run at stock clocks as well as overclocked and apart from that we will also vary the memory frequency. It is our goal to show which CPU is how much faster or slower than another one.

  • MSI Z170I Gaming Pro AC (BIOS 1.5)
  • ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe (BIOS 1201)
  • Intel Core i5-6600K @ Default
  • Intel Core i5-6600K @ 4.2 GHz
  • Intel Core i5-6600K @ 4.2 GHz DDR4-3000
  • Intel Core i5-2500K @ Default
  • Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.2 GHz
  • Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.2 GHz DDR3-1866
  • G.Skill Ripjaws F4-3000C15Q Quad Channel 2x4GB
  • G.Skill Ares F3-1866C9D-8GAB Dual Channell 2x4GB
  • SilentiumPC Fortis 3 HE1425 Malik Customs Edition
Graphics Cards
  • nVidia GeForce GTX 980
  • NVIDIA ForceWare 344.75
Games and OS
  • Windows 8.1 x64
System Drive
  • OCZ Storage Solutions Arc 100 240GB
  • Seasonic Platinum SS-1000XP / 1000 Watts